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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter R

  1. Rectal Abscess
    Rectal abscess pertains to an abscess buildup in the rectal area, often due to bacterial infections that produce a localized accumulation of pus. The abscess is typically located either at the opening of the rectum or further up the rectum. Rectal abscess is also used alternately with the phrase ?anal abscess?. [read more]

  2. Rectal Cancer
    Rectal cancer pertains to carcinoma affecting the last 6 inches of colon or large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive system. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are sometimes collectively called colorectal cancers. [read more]

  3. Rectal Inflammation
    Rectal inflammation is a condition in which the lining of the rectum is inflamed. It is also referred to as proctitis. [read more]

  4. Rectal Itching
    Rectal itching is an itching around the anus. It is also called pruritis ani or anal itching. [read more]

  5. Rectal Neoplasm
    Rectal neoplasm is a form of colorectal cancer affecting the rectum. Because it has no early symptoms, the disease is frequently under-diagnosed. When symptoms do occur, both the symptoms and the diagnostic tests required to confirm the diagnosis are considered embarrassing by most patients. However, early diagnosis of rectal neoplasm is crucial because colorectal cancer can prove ultimately fatal. [read more]

  6. Rectal Prolapse
    Rectal Prolapse is a medical disorder where the walls of the rectum jut out of the anus and can be seen outside the body. There are 3 main kinds of rectal prolapse: full-thickness (the entire rectum protrudes), mucosal prolapse (only the rectal mucosa protrudes), and internal intussusceptions (rectum collapses but does not protrude from the anus) [read more]

  7. Rectal Ulcer
    Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition in which a single ulcer typically occurs in the rectum that may cause rectal bleeding with straining or when having bowel movements. [read more]

  8. Rectocele
    Rectocele is a condition in which the rectum's front wall bulges into the vagina. [read more]

  9. Rectosigmoid Neoplasm
    Rectosigmoid neoplasm is a tumor originating from the sigmoid colon or the upper rectal area. A rectosigmoid neoplasm may be benign or malignant. [read more]

  10. Rectum Cancer
    Rectum cancer is a kind of cancer wherein malignant cells take over the rectal tissues. In this condition the cancer cells that invade the rectal tissues cause abnormal growths in the blood vessels causing rectal obstruction. These cells can also spread in the different organs of the body. [read more]

  11. Red Eye
    Red eye also called subconjunctival hemorrhage, is a harmless condition in which the white of the eye appears red due to a broken tiny blood vessel. [read more]

  12. Red Measles
    Red measles, commonly known as German measles, is a short-lived contagious disease presented by red spots and inflammation of the lymph glands located behind the ears. The disease usually lasts from 14 to 21 days. [read more]

  13. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome is a form of a chronic neurological condition commonly known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is Type I of CRPS and does not demonstrate any distinct nerve lesions. (Conversely, Causalgia or type II CRPS presents with evident nerve damage.) [read more]

  14. Reflux Esophagitis
    Reflux esophagitis is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) characterized by inflammatory changes in the esophageal lining caused by reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus. Esophagitis (also known as Oesophagitis) is a general term for inflammation of the esophagus. When esophagitis is caused by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), it is known as reflux esophagitis. Reflux esophagitis commonly develops as a consequence of poor functioning of the musculature of the lower esophageal segment, which controls the reflux of the stomach's contents. [read more]

  15. Refractive Errors
    Refractive errors are conditions in which the light passing through eye often loses focus. This is a cause for vision acuity. This condition is due to genetic or environmental factors, and the effects can either lead to blurry vision, astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia. The condition can be diagnosed by visual eye examination, retinoscopy and by the use of an automated refraction factor to measure the errors of eye focus. Treatment is by wearing prescription glasses, and contact lenses, as well as undergoing refractive eye surgery. [read more]

  16. Refsum Disease
    Refsum disease is a group of genetic disorders called leukodystrophies where the white matter of the brain is damaged, affecting motor movements. Refsum disease usually begins in childhood or adolescence and progresses through time. [read more]

  17. Regional Enteritis
    Also known as Crohn's disease, regional enteritis is a chronic, episodic, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), believed to be autoimmune in origin. Regional enteritis may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Consequently, symptoms vary among afflicted patients. [read more]

  18. Reiter's Syndrome
    Reiter's syndrome is a medical condition characterized by three seemingly unrelated symptoms: redness of the eyes, arthritis, and urinary tract problems. It is a form of seronegative spondyloarthropathy, causing inflammation throughout the body, particularly in parts of the spine and at joints connecting the tendons and bones. Reiter's syndrome is also referred to as a form of reactive arthritis, because the resulting arthritis occurs as a reaction to an infection that started in a different part of the body. [read more]

  19. Reiters Arthritis
    Reiters arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops complications in the urinary tract, bowels and genital system. This kind of arthritis has two kinds: one that is sexually transmitted and another that is caused by salmonella. [read more]

  20. Relapsing Fever
    Relapsing fever is an infection transferred by a tick or a louse which is characterized by repeated episodes of fever. Other names for relapsing fever are tick-borne relapsing fever and louse-borne relapsing fever. [read more]

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